Dr. H. L. Strickland, DDS

Dr. H. L. Strickland completed his college education at Emory University in 1970 and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Emory University School of Dentistry in 1974. He then entered his general dentistry residency at LSU and Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he served as Chief Resident of the program. From 1976 to 1978, he completed his post-doctoral degree as a specialist in orthodontics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Since then, he has helped over 15,000 patients toward a healthier smile and has completed over 1,400 continuing education hours. He has served as president of the Alabama Association of Orthodontics and on the Board of Directors, chairman of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry Leadership Council as well as president of the Eastern Shore Sertoma Club. Dr. H. L. Strickland’s continued support of our Baldwin County schools, through the established educational endowment funds to the school fundraising, is a high priority.

Dr. H. L. Strickland is particularly proud that he has been the choice of dentists when they choose orthodontic care for themselves, their spouses and children. He has an ongoing commitment to continuing education. Blending that with the most advanced technological products and the experience of providing thousands of beautiful and healthy smiles enables him to create the best in modern orthodontic care in a comfortable environment

Dr. Stephen Strickland, DMD, MS

Board Certified Orthodontist

Dr. Stephen Strickland completed his Bachelor of Science in Biology at Birmingham Southern College in 2008 where he was the Swarna P. Sarkar Award recipient. In 2012, he received his Doctor of Dental Medicine from University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry graduating with Honors in Clinical Research. He then received his Masters Degree and Certificate in Orthodontics from University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry in 2015 where he served as Chief Resident of the program and was awarded best Clinical Cases. Upon graduation, Dr. Stephen Strickland successfully achieved board certification through The American Board of Orthodontics. For more information on Board Certification and what it means for your care, please visit https://www.americanboardortho.com

Dr. Stephen Strickland has a true passion for orthodontics and the impact the service has on his patients’ lives. He believes that an orthodontist has a unique opportunity with each patient to have a positive impact on their life and to watch their confidence and self-esteem grow as their smile improves. These benefits extend well past their treatment…they are life-long! Dr. Stephen Strickland has always had a strong interest in becoming an orthodontist and had the opportunity to work in the practice in high school and college. Once in college, he knew that orthodontics was his calling, and worked hard to give himself the opportunity to attend one of the top orthodontic programs in the country. Dr. Stephen Strickland became board certified directly out of his orthodontic residency, a distinction that less than a third of orthodontists achieve in their career. Dr. Stephen Strickland feels that orthodontic treatment is more than straightening teeth and developing beautiful smiles. It allows him to interact with each patient one-on-one and learn about his or her dreams and aspirations. Dr. Stephen Strickland enjoys the ability to build a relationship and friendship that is bigger than just the orthodontic treatment.

“I feel blessed and honored to have the opportunity be able to work with my father and a wonderful team to provide an amazing lifelong service to so many people in the community where my wife and I grew up. I sometimes have to pinch myself that I have the opportunity to have my dream job! I am inspired by the transformation of a patient’s smile and how much they have changed from the beginning of treatment. A patient’s newfound joy of smiling is all the thanks I need!”


Dr. Stephen Strickland is a firm believer that education is a continuous process and is passionate about continuing education. You must be a lifelong student and teacher to be able to further your knowledge and thus be able to provide the best care possible. He is a member of multiple study clubs, enjoys studying current literature and research, and regularly attends orthodontic conferences and symposiums. Dr. Stephen Strickland has also had the opportunity to offer continuing education to fellow dental peers.

Professional Associations

  • American Board of Orthodontics
  • Collage of Diplomats of the American Board of Orthodontics
  • American Association of Orthodontics
  • Vanguard Society – American Association of Orthodontics Foundation
  • American Dental Association
  • Southern Association of Orthodontics
  • Alabama Association of Orthodontics
  • Alabama Dental Association

When not in the office, Dr. Stephen Strickland enjoys spending time with his wife and high school sweetheart Ashley, his son Bennett and their two English springer spaniels Murray and Ellie. He also enjoys playing golf and any outdoor activity.